THE BODYSUIT

I would never describe my style as sexy, but I would definitely describe this bodysuit from Reformation as such. According to the brand’s website, this bodysuit will make you feel 50-75% spicier and they weren’t kidding. I’d say I felt a bit spicy in it! Haha. (I can’t even take myself seriously saying that.)

I think this bodysuit works for me and my style because I don’t have much in the way of boobs, so it doesn’t come across as overtly sexy. I mean, there isn’t much cleavage going on in the pictures below.

By adding the floral duster from Free People and my new favorite rust booties, this outfit was just an amped up or slightly sexier version of my usual style. The only downside is that it takes a solid 10 minutes to use the bathroom because you essentially have to undress completely. But hey, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

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Bodysuit — Reformation (similar here)

Jeans — Zara

Duster — Free People

Boots — Aldo

BEST DRESSED: SCREEN ACTORS GUILD 2016

I didn’t get to watch the red carpet live last night because I went to see 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (which by the way is a great movie) with my fiance, but I was checking out the fashions on my phone!

While there were several who really stole the show, overall I wasn’t super impressed with what I saw. For example, Julianne Moore always looks great, but last night that green Givenchy gown just didn’t do it for me. And Eva Longoria just looked like she was trying too hard. As for Sofia Vergara, well she looked gorgeous as per usual, I just wasn’t feeling the bright pink hue of her gown.

There were still some gowns (and a jumpsuit) that I loved. Check them out below…

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Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton. This girl always looks stunning, but she killed it last night. I’m not usually a fan of sparkle and sequins, but this gown was so elegant. I loved the color blocking and I also loved Alicia’s sleek hairstyle. My favorite of the night! 
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Brie Larson in Versace. This is one of those times where if it weren’t for the whole look (hair, makeup, jewelry) I probably would have left it off my list. However, I thought Brie looked stunning. Not everyone could pull a dress like this off, and she picked it literally hours before the red carpet! Amazing.
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Kristen Wiig in Roland Mouret. I love a good jumpsuit and Kristen rocked this one. She looked so gorgeous and toned. Well done Kristen. Way to take a risk!
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Kiernan Shipka in Erdem. I wish I was this stylish at 16! I loved the silhouette and the print on this gown. She looked so fresh and happy!
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Claire Danes in Stella McCartney. Claire tends to go for sleek silhouettes, but when you know what works for you, go for it! This dress was simple, but sometimes less is more. I really loved it!
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Sarah Paulson in Armani Prive. I’m sure some will think I’m crazy for including Sarah on my best dressed list, but I truly love when people take risks. She always goes for something unconventional and I love that. I actually liked the colors in this dress and the velvetty material. She made this look edgy and I think she pulled this dress off quite nicely.
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Naomi Watts in Burberry. I loved this color on her porcelain skin and the floral applique throughout. I’m such a sucker for anything floral.
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Lily Rabe in Lela Rose. This color is so hard to pull off, but I thought Lily looked stunning. I loved her loose waves and bright red lip. They really complemented the gown well!

All photos courtesy of E! Online

CURRENT INSPIRATION

It’s currently blizzarding outside (and yes I am aware that blizzarding is not a word, but we’re just going to go with it,) and I figured I would put together an inspiration post. I may not be a huge fan of the cold, but I do love layers, chunky knits and the neutral colors that always come with the winter season.

I love the combination of cream, grey, white, tan, black…the list goes on. These shades look so luxe together and I really am a fan of the camel color which seems to be growing in popularity this season.

I tried to go outside for a bit, mainly because my fiance wanted to go “play” in the snow, but I didn’t last long. The snow was blowing all up in my face and I was not a fan. Call me a wimp, but I’ll wait till the snow stops falling and then I’ll venture out again. In the meantime enjoy these photos!!

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These photos are not my own. Via Everlane, Aritzia, Michelle Madsen, Yvan Rodic, Tona Stell and Suitcase Magazine

BEST DRESSED: GOLDEN GLOBES 2016

I have to say that overall, I really enjoyed this red carpet. While the interviews always seem a bit awkward and rushed, the fashion is what does it for me.

I was quite pleased by the amount of color on the carpet this year. While I had some issues with the shape and silhouette of several gowns (ahem America Ferrera,) I was really pleased with the pops of red, green and yellow. Oh and did you all see Kate Hudson in pale pink?! Damn girl!!

The red carpet first timers always give me something to look forward to and man did they bring it! Brie Larson looked gorgeous in her custom Calvin Klein number and Alicia Vikander went fashion-forward in Louis Vuitton. Though my fiance thought it looked like an apron (that was actually the first thing he said when he saw it; “Is she wearing an apron?!”) Alicia can totally make an apron fashionable!

There was also quite a lot of shimmer and sparkle on the carpet — Uzo Aduba, Olivia Wilde, Kate Bosworth, Melissa McCarthy  — and I’m not always a fan of the sequins, but some of these gowns actually made me take a second look (but I still didn’t put many in my best dressed list.)

One of the biggest disappointments of the night? Channing Tatum’s hair! Not a fan, but I’m just going to hope it looks like that for an upcoming movie role or something…

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Brie Larson in Calvin Klein. I’m not always a huge fan of sparkles, but I absolutely adore Brie and she looked amazing in this dress. Look as those abs!! Her skin looked amazing and I loved the slicked back hair too. A+ in my book!
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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior. I assumed she’d be in Dior, but I didn’t assume that I would love her dress as much as I did. I loved how the gown was layered and the color was killer and quite similar to the color she wore to the 2011 Oscars. But hey, when you know what works for you, go for it!
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Kate Hudson in Michael Kors. One word, LOVE! She is always willing to take risks and when you have a body like she does why not show it off, right? I literally loved everything. The color, the neck piece. Everything!!
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Julianne Moore in Tom Ford. This woman has been ruling the red carpet for quite some time and once again she killed it. I loved the cut out at the neckline and the color on her pale skin. I just hope I look half this good when I’m 55!
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Sophia Bush in Narciso Rodriguez. I’ve loved Sophia since she played Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill and I’m still watching her in a completely different role as Erin Lindsay on Chicago PD. This girl is so beautiful inside and out and she looked like a classic beauty tonight. Simply stunning!
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Versace Atelier. God she looked gorgeous, but all models do…all the time. Everything from her hair to her skin to her dress are golden perfection! This is the type of gown I would love to wear because it’s fitting for the occasion, but also seems comfortable.
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Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton. This girl has some style, but she’s also super pretty so I’m sure she could look good in anything, which includes this apron-inspired dress. I’m don’t think I could make this look nearly as good as she does. Alicia looked oh so beautiful and fresh-faced.
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Jaimie Alexander in Genny. This dress looked way better on TV than it does in this picture. I feel like the angle of this photo makes the neckline look a little funky, but the dress looked absolutely gorgeous when I saw it live on E!. I loved the color on her skin and the addition of the emerald earrings!
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Emmy Rossum in Armani Privé. This dress was quite simple, but oh so stunning. Though I’m not a huge diamond person, I really liked the necklace too. Without it, the whole ensemble would have seemed like it was missing something. And her red lip paired perfectly with the dress.
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Melissa Benoist in Monique Lhuillier. She is just so naturally gorgeous and I loved that she kept it relatively simple with her gown. The silhouette was great for her body with the fitted bodice and looser skirt. Way to go Super Girl!
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Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli. I am in love with this shade of yellow and it looked great against Jen’s tan skin. I also really loved her hair in this look. It wasn’t so severe as it has been several times before on the red carpet. I liked the more subtle makeup look too.
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Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad Couture. The silhouette of this gown was very similar to Jaimie Alexander’s dress, but the difference in color and addition of some sparkle made it completely its own. I thought the color looked great on her and she’s always so gorgeous so no matter what she wears she’d probably make my list.
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Cate Blanchett in Givenchy. Not many people could pull this dress off, but Cate looked great, as per usual. I loved the old Hollywood glamour that this whole ensemble conveyed. I swear this woman only gets better with age!

 

 

All photos courtesy of E! Online and Daily Mail

THE CHARLIE

Christy Dawn you can do no wrong. As per usual, I spent some money that I probably should have put into savings on this beauty below, but I really couldn’t help myself. Not only are all of Christy’s dresses gorgeous and so easy to wear, but they are also sustainably made.

This dress in particular was made from deadstock ribbed cotton. If you’re not familiar with the term deadstock, it refers to vintage  fabric or the unused fabric which was left over by fashion houses at the end of the season. Essentially, it is fabric that may have gone to waste had Christy not breathed new life into it!

This dress is perfect for the cooler weather because it is made from a thicker material and has long sleeves. Oh, it also has pockets and it’s uber comfortable too!!

This exact color (burnt orange which is my absolute favorite) is no longer available, but there are several other colors up on the Christy Dawn website: burnt sienna, pumpkin, black and dark grey.  Check them out…and GO!

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Dress — Christy Dawn

Boots — Jeffrey Campbell via Urban Outfitters (similar here and here)